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Computist magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist magazine, Softkey also published related title...


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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 2, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #6-10. Includes Introduction, What is a Softkey? Softkeys for Software, How to Make DEMUFFIN PLUS, Super IOB 1.5, Using ProDOS on a Franklin Ace, CrunchList, Controller Saver, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy-Protection, Examining Copy-Protected AppleSoft BASIC Programs, APT (Advanced Playing Technique).
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Hardcore Computist issue #6. Includes Program Enhancement: Quick.Bug by Enrique Gamez, Personalizing a Program by Enrique Gamez, Modified ROMs by Ernie Young, CORE Section: Data Bases, review of Essential Data Duplicator, review of The CIA, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Deprotecting Pandora's Box by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Donkey Kong by Dan Lui, Backup for the Cavern of Freitag by C.J. Singer, Short Softkey for Visifile by C. Masters), Advanced Playing Techniques, Whiz Kid, letters,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #12. Includes Deprotecting Zoon Grafix by Michael Decker, Deprotecting Flip Out by Clay Harrell, Softkey For Lion's Share by Jan eugenics, Psychedelic Symphony by Ray Darrah, The DORE Disk Searcher by Bryce L. Fowler & Ray Darrah, The Armonitor by Nick Galbreath, Pseudo-ROMs On the Franklin ACE by Ken Stutzman, Backup and Modify Music Construction Set by Dan Rosenberg, Using Super IOB To Copy Hi-Res Computer Golf II by Jeff Rivett, Input, Deprotecting Suicide by...
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Computist issue #35. Includes Hi-res Cribbage softkey by William Hinger, Olympic Decathlon softkey by Marc Lirette, Revisiting F-15 Strike Eagle by Jim Wallace, Masquerade softkey by Steve & Rod Smith, The Hobbit softkey by J.J. Gifford, Putting a New F8 on Your Language Card by Ken Burnell, Exploring ProDOS by installing a CPS Clock Driver by Paul Blumstein, The Senior PROM review by Robert Knowles, Sword of Kedash advanced playing techniques by John Della Pia, Input (letters), Most Wanted...
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Hardcore Computist issue #8. Includes DeProtecting Robotron by Clay Harrell, Breaking Windows: Softkey for Legacy of Lyllgamyn by Jim Kaiser, Softkey for The Artist by Walt Campbell, Softkey for Data Factory Version 5.0 by L.S. Davis, Corefiler Formatter by Ray Darrah, ProDOS Data Encryptor by Gary Peterson, Copying the Uncopyable: Essential Data Duplicator by Steven Zupp, Best of the Bit Copiers: A Comparison by Phillip Romine, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up The Spy Strikes...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #14. Includes Softkey For Seadragon by Jeff Rivett, Super IOB: Version 1.2 Update by Ray Darrah, Putting Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy Into a Normal Binary File by C.V. Fields, Batman Decoder Ring by Ray Darrah, Boulder Dash by Microfun: Review by Ray Darrah, A Fix For DiskEdit, Input, Tracking Down Rocky's Boots by Jerry Caldwell, Softkey For Knoware by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting PFS Software by Gary J. Wolfe, Deprotecting Computer Preparation: SAT by Eddie Fang, Softkey...
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Computist Issue #44 (1987). Includes - Arcade Boot Camp by Jim S. Hart, Goonies and Zorro by Clay Harrell, Coveted Mirror by Marc Batchelor, Crimson Crown by Tony Phalen, Compubridge by The Nipper, Fleet System 3 by Clay Harrell, Making DOSless Utilities by Adam Levin, Pixit Printer Drivers by Kevin Sartorelli, An Owners Review of the Z-RAM Memory Expansion by Jerry D. Greer, A Routine Investigation of: The Joystick by R. Wideman, Input (letters), Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange - Cavalier...
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Hardcore Computing Promotion Issue. Includes description of Hardcore Computing, Menu Program, Advertising, Computing Learning Center Public Library.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #16. Includes Secret Weapon: RAMcard by Ken Greenlaw, Deprotecting Sensible Speller for ProDOS by Peter Rongays, The Controller Writer by Nick Galbreath, A Fix For The Beyond Castle Wolfenstein Softkey, The Lone Catalog Arranger by Ray Darrah, Softkey For Sideways by Jack Burke, Input, Rescue Raiders Softkey and APT's by Clay Harrell, Deprotecting Sheila by Tom Phelps, Deprotecting Basic Building Blocks by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Artsci Programs by Ray Darrah,...
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Computist issue #37. Includes Under Fire softkey by John Howard, Pegasus II softkey by Ed Croft, Take 1 softkey by J.J. Gifford (revisited), Flight Simulator II v1.05 softkey by Eric Sunshine (part 2), Playing Karateka on a //c by Bill Hamshire, Track Finder by Denny Colt, Sylk to Dif by D.W. Walkey, Breaking In: Tips for Beginners by Dave Templin, Copy][Plus review by Jerry D. Greer, The DOS Alterer by J.J. Gifford, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Magic...
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Core Magazine Issue #2. (Sister publication of Hardcore Computist). Volume 1 Number 2, 1983. Utilities. Includes Dynamic Menu, High Resolution, Scroll Demonstration, GOTO Label, Replace, Line Find, Quick Copy, Copy. COREespondence, COREctions, Advertising Index.
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Hardcore Computing Issue Volume 1 Number 1, Premiere Issue. Publisher's Message, Editorial, Alert, Interview, Review, Adventure Tips, Notes, Librarian, Digest, Green Apples, CHR$(4), Writer's Markets, Disklocks, Tricks and Bombs, Copy the Uncopyables.
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Hardcore Computist issue #7. Includes Deprotecting Zaxxon by Clay Harrell, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy Protection by Thomas Dragon, review of S-C Assembler by Jeff Thomas, Disk Directory Designer by Tim Lewis, Corefiler: Part 1, Softkey for Mask of the Sun by John J. Liska, Upper and Lower Case Output for Zork by Brian Burns, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Crash, Crumble and Chomp by Jeff Rivett, Backing Up Snake Byte by Clay Harrell, Softkey for DB Master by...
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Computist issue #39. Includes MIDI/8 softkey by Ray Darrah, Homeworld v2.1 softkey by The Nipper, Borrowed Time softkey by Jean Edwards, Amazon softkey by Rich Etarip, Speed Reader ][ softkey by Tim Beckmann, Electronic Disk Drive Swapper by William Wingfield Jr., Abusing the Epilogues by Rich Etarip, Print Shop Companion's Driver Game by Marc Batchelor, Keyboard Repair by Philip Goetz, Fixing the Applesoft Sampler Disk by Jerry D. Greer, Carmen Sandiego game hints by Jeff Wicker, Input...
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Hardcore Computist issue #3. Includes No More Bugs: The Sequel, Backing Up Visiplot/Visitrend, Copy Tip for Sneakers, Softkey for Bag of Tricks, Hidden Locations Revealed, more on Multiplan, more parameters for Copy II Plus, playing techniques for Choplifter, tips for Cranston Manor and Strange Odyssey, Map Maker, note to subscribers, letters, advertising index, program index, checksum index.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #20. Includes Apple II Boot ROM Disassembly by Ray Darrah & Gary Peterson, The Graphic Grabber v3.0 by Ray Darrah III, Copy II+ 5.0: A Review by Dr. Phillip Romine, The Know-Drive- A Hardware Evaluation by Clay Harrell, An Improved BASIC/Binary Combo by James L. Parham, Deprotecting Sargon III by Kit LAU Yu-kit and Polly CHAN Yuk-yi, Softkey for: The Wizardrys by Taco ban leperen, Input, Softkey for Sensible Software's, The Report Card by John Howard, Deprotecting...
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Computist Issue #43 (1987). Includes - Graphics Expander by Jim S. Hart, Information Master by Jim S. Hart, Certificate Maker by Jim S. Hart, Elite by Tim Scott, Catalyst 2.0 and 3.0 by R. Wideman, How to Write-Protect your Slot Zero by Tim Strelchun, Capturing Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy by Jerry Lewis, Revisiting DOS to ProDOS and Back by Brian K. Chinn, Computer Eyes / 2: a review by Gordie Lachance, Sword of Kadash and Rescue Raiders by Russell Meyer, Ultimaker IV by Cracker Jack Mac, Input...
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Computist issue #28. Includes softkeys for Ultima IV by Mike Roelman, Robot Odyssey softkey by Steve Luzietti, Rendezvous softkey by The Nipper, Word Attack & Classmate softkeys by Dave Stanton, softkeys for three Mindscape programs by Jeff Rivett, Alphabetic Keyboarding softkey by Marc Lirette, Hacker softkey by Jeff Rivett, Disk Director softkey by A.L. Head Jr., softkey for Lode Runner (revisited) by Steve Marvin, MIDI/4 softkey by Ray Darrah, Capturing the Hidden Archon Editor by Steve...
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2005 compilation of the entire archives of the Computist Project, an effort by Mike Maginnis to chronicle and save the history of Computist magazine, its variations, software and writing. Includes the full software disks, PDFs of issues and related materials, and additional writings. Created in 2005. MD5 Checksum: 0F4A3C26E97C0BC4906E5CA42A1A68BE Split out for perusal are .zip files of the .DSK and .SHK images from the DVD-ROM, as well as a text index of Computist Issues #1-89 by Joe Walters.
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Computist issue #31. Includes Trivia Fever softkey by Fred Monroe, The Original Boston Computer Diet softkey by Clay Farrell, Lifesaver softkey by Tim Beckmann, Synergistic Software softkey by Danny Pollak, Blazing Paddles softkey by Frank Carone, Zardax softkey by William Hinger, A Little Help With The Bard's Tale by Ben Youngdahl, Black Box by Ray Darrah, Unrestricted Ampersand by Phil Goetz, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Time Zone by Danny Pollak,...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #2 Update #1. Hardcore Menu Core Program, Softkey Part 3, Peeking (-16384), Getting A$, Byte Conversion Chart, Errors and Notes.
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.2. Unlocking Hyperspace Wars, Introducing Softquest U.S.A., How to Survive Night Falls, Back it Up II+ Technical Notes, Let's Map Ultima, Hyperdos without Init, Bugs.
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Hardcore Computing Issue #1.1 (Update to Hardcore Computing Issue #1). What is an Update? DiskLocks, Update, HardCore Adventure Part I, Text Invaders 2.0: Listing, Notes and Notices, Alert: Reprint, Subscription Cards.
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) for Computist Issue #90. The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlbut (reviewing Waxworks, Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2, Dark Queen of Krynn, King's Quest VI: Heir Today Gone Tomorrow, Ultima VII: The Black Gate, Amazon, The Koshan Conspiracy, Legends of Valor, Alone in the Dark, Virtual Reality Studio, Follow the Reader, QC System 6 Bonus Pack, Epyx' Getaway: Laptop Entertainment 6 Pack, Wing Commander II, Speech Accessory Pack, Special Operations 2, At Planet's Edge,...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.1. How to use the I.O.B. Data Statements, Modifying IOB for Single Disk Drive, Boot Code Trace, Advanced Playing Techniques for Castle Wolfenstein, Hardware Review: The Replay Card.
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) of Computist Issue #91 from the collection of Jeff Hurlburt. Includes The Product Monitor: At the Adventurer's Inn, Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Wizardry VII, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Summoning, Prophecy of the Shadow, Super Space Invaders, Daughter of Serpents, Martian Dreams (Ultima: World of Adventure), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. Guest Reviews: Battle Chess Multimedia Version by Baywoof, Lords of Time by S.H. Bruton. Fast Frames, Updates, Etc.: Shadow...
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Computist Issue #71. Features: A Bug in Copy II Plus Version 9.0, A Reader Review of the Trac Card, Deprotecting MircoLab Disks, Enhancements to APT Scanner, Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy with E.A. RWTS (Revised), Putting Bubble Ghost in Harddisk, Super IOB Block Patch, The Computist BBS, The Junior PROM, The Mandelbrot Set, The Product Monitor. Softkeys: 4th and Inches: Team Construction Disk, 2400 AD, A Science Experiment, An Introduction to General Chemistry, Analogies - Advance I & Advanced...
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Hardcore Computist issue #21. Includes Softkey for Archon by Steve McLendon, Demystifying the Quarter Track by Bruce Wayne Jones, Deprotecting DB Master version 4+ by Clay Harrell, ProShadow: A ProDOS Disk Monitor by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Dazzle Draw by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Twerps by M. M. McFadden, letters, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Advanced Blackjack Softkey by Jim Mitchell, Deprotecting Megaworks by Mike Stafford, Unprotecting Summer Games by Dan Lui, Backing Up the...
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Computist issue #64, February 1989. Includes Apple DuoDISK Modification by Zorro, The Bard's Dressing Room III by Joe Montano, EOADIS Adapter by Bill Jetzer, Merging Controllers into Super IOB by Bill Jetzer, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt.
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Computist issue #65, April 1989. Includes The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Convert Appleworks file to DOS 3.3 text file by Ronald E. Riggs, Editor Creator II by Bob Igo, Make your own APT by Bob Igo, A Walk-thru guide to Questron II by John E. Wanner, Wrath Mapper by Perry L. Holman, Some IIgs notes by Dave Morgan, Fixing the Core Disk Searcher by Bill Jetzer, Help with 3½" disk copy protection by Brian A. Troha.
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ardcore Computist issue #24. Includes softkeys for three Electronic Arts releases (Seven Cities of Gold, Archon II: Adept, and Adventure Construction Set) by Steve and Rod Smith, softkey for Grolier's Knowledge Explorer series of programs by Jay O'Donnell, Xyphus softkey by Glenn Smottlach, F-15 Strike Eagle by Larry Jasonowicz, Injured Engine softkey by Clay Harrell, Essential Data Duplicator copy parameters from Utilico Microware, Direct Sector Access from DOS by Bryan Farlow and Robert...
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